Nanyang Poly's all-girl team bags infocomm prize

Team 3osy - (from left) Ms Siti Nur Anisha Mohamad Jani, Ms Nur Shafiqah Suhaimi and Ms Quenna Tan Hui Shan - created the app Happy Working Lor, which offers motivational quotes from users working in various professions, to encourage Singaporeans to
Team 3osy - (from left) Ms Siti Nur Anisha Mohamad Jani, Ms Nur Shafiqah Suhaimi and Ms Quenna Tan Hui Shan - created the app Happy Working Lor, which offers motivational quotes from users working in various professions, to encourage Singaporeans to be proud of their work.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

An all-girl team from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) clinched the top prize at an annual competition organised by the Singapore Computer Society.

Team 3osy won in the tertiary category with their social networking app, Happy Working Lor.

The app aims to get Singaporeans to be proud of the work they do by using motivational quotes from users working in various professions.

The Splash Awards have been organised annually since 2003 by the society to encourage students of infocomm media technology.

This year's competition, Beyond 2015: Education and Work - Reimagined, was a collaboration with the Ministry of Education to get young people to imagine solutions to future challenges.

The awards ceremony was held in the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium at the Singapore Management University and was attended by Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah.

The competition attracted 86 teams across the tertiary and pre-tertiary categories.

The winning tertiary team, made up of Ms Siti Nur Anisha Mohamad Jani, 19, Ms Quenna Tan Hui Shan, 20, and Ms Nur Shafiqah Suhaimi, 20, took 11/2 months to conceptualise the app.

The three are all third-year students in NYP's Diploma in Interaction Design course.

They wanted to create something that would relate to the concerns they anticipated when they enter the workforce.

RevUp, a two-member team from NUS High School, won at the pre-tertiary level with an app that creates revision questions from lecture notes.

The five members of the winning teams each received a MacBook Air as their prize.

NYP also won the award for Top-Performing School as it had two teams in the finals.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2015, with the headline 'Nanyang Poly's all-girl team bags infocomm prize'. Print Edition | Subscribe